Calendar of events - Live! In the House Concert Series welcomes “The Guitar Man”

Press Staff Writer

        “The Guitarman” Jim McCutcheon will bring his broad repertoire – ranging from classical guitar from around the world to folk music of the USA – to the historic Pemberville Opera House Saturday, April 6. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for the performance, which is part of the ongoing Live! In the House Concert Series.
        With more than three decades of performing experience in the U.S. and abroad, several artistic awards and the distinction of being on the Ohio Arts Council Touring Roster for many years, McCutcheon can relate to audiences of any age, or any combination of ages.
        Tickets are $12 and are available at the door or in advance at Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville, or by contacting Carol at 419-287-4848 or
Ongoing events
Through Oct. 6: Special exhibit “Temperance,” Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. Before Prohibition, there was temperance. In reaction to increasing consumption of alcohol in the 1800s, many people began to express concerns about the social effects of drinking. The Temperance Movement gained popularity in the 1850s and became a significant moral and political force by 1900. This exhibit will present the causes for temperance, the role of its proponents in American society, and how the Hayeses were shaped by and helped shape the movement. Access to the exhibit is included with regular admission. Members are admitted free. 419-332-2081, or visit
Through May 5: “Different Trains,” Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery. A large-scale video installation, the work features a 1988 musical score by Steve Reich, reinterpreted by Spanish filmmaker Beatriz Caravaggio. “Different Trains” sets Reich’s score to an archival film montage that lends new depths and insights to the original musical composition.
Through May 12: “Katherine Gray: (Being) in a Hotshop,” Toledo Museum of Art. In this solo exhibition of her work, Gray presents glassmaking as something that is experiential rather than strictly visual. The exhibition immerses the audience in the sights, sounds, and smells of the glassmaking studio. Using primarily glass, visitors are invited to experience glassmaking through multiple senses. With Gray’s immersive and sensory installation of the hotshop experience, visitors will be able to grasp a greater understanding of the process of glassblowing. Admission is free.
Through May 29: Special Exhibit “A Family of Service: The Hayeses in World War I,” Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m. In 1861, 38-year-old Rutherford B. Hayes enlisted in the Union Army during his country’s most desperate hour. Writing to a friend of his military experience, he said: “I think I have never enjoyed any period of my life as much as the last three months. The risks, hardships, separation from family and friends are balanced by the notion that I am doing what every man, who possibly can, ought to do, leaving the agreeable side of things as clear profit.” Hayes passed this belief in the value of service onto his children and grandchildren. This exhibit explores America’s involvement in the “Great War” through the eyes of the Hayes family. Admission is included with the price of a regular museum ticket.
April 2: Let’s Get Lost, Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area, 1818 County Rd. 74, Gibsonburg, 4:30-6 p.m. Enjoy the park’s windy, curvy trails and look for signs of spring. Registration required at
April 2-4 and 16-18: Spring Break Camps, Toledo Zoo. Campers ages 5-12 will enjoy spending the day exploring animal exhibits, seeing live animal demonstrations and playing games.
April 4: Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 4:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 4: Beer & Wine Tasting, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Join personal chef, Jennifer Schuerman for a beer and wine tasting with themed foods. Menu TBD. You will not leave hungry! Fee is $30.90 per person. Advance registration no later than the Monday prior appreciated. 419-862-3182,
April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27: Snooze at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo. During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for animals, tour the Zoo, meet animals up-close and enjoy delicious meals. Each Snooze lasts from 6:30 p.m.-10 a.m. the next day. Pre-registration required.
April 5: Baby Tour at Toledo Museum of Art. Watch your child respond to large colorful paintings and learn ways to facilitate early visual literacy skills in this lively 30-minute tour. Parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome. Meet outside Family Center, all tours start at 6 p.m.
April 5: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, 7:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 5 and 6: Toledo Symphony: The Scottish Symphony, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 8-10 p.m. Take a tour of the Scottish countryside in Mendelssohn's brilliant Symphony No. 3.
April 5-7, 11-14: “A Flea in Her Ear,” a French farce, The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo, 8 p.m.
April 5-7: Weak Signals: Toledo R/C Model Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Showcasing all types of R/C models including planes, cars and boats. Active military admitted free.
April 5-7: 2019 Midwest Rhythm Summit, Terra State Community College, Fremont, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring world-class clinics and performances, gear demonstrations, networking opportunities and more. The weekend features 24 sessions, 12 clinics, and demos. High school students attend for free; college students and adult tickets range from $15- $50. Concerts featuring local bands and visiting professionals take place on Friday and Saturday nights. Concert tickets are sold separately via the summit website,
April 6: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 5:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 6: Toledo Walleye vs. Brampton Beast, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,
April 6: 2nd Annual Covered Market, Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery, 18063 W. SR 105, Elmore, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring local vendors and home-grown and handmade products. 419-862-3596,
April 6: Purple Martin Party, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. Free. Get involved in conservation and help set up the purple martin grounds for another season of community science. 419-898-0014,
April 6, 12: Owl Prowl, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 7-9 p.m. Explore the world of owls and learn about their amazing adaptations on a guided hike through the forest. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Reservations required. 419-898-0014,
April 6, 13: Retro Roundtable, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 9:30-11 a.m. Bring a family heirloom, letter, photograph, piece of clothing, toy, or other artifact with special meaning to you and share its story. Each presenter will have up to ten minutes to discuss their item or photograph. Observers who do not want to bring items are welcome to attend and hear the fascinating stories behind the presenters' items. Call 419-332-2081 for details and to pre-register a presentation.
April 7: Johlin Cabin Open House, Pearson Metropark (located at the north entrance to the park on Seaman Road). Oregon, noon-2 p.m. See how much life has changed in the last 150 years. Explore inside the cabin, then venture outside. Free. Make reservations online at
April 7: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 1:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 7: Ohio Kimono 10-Year Anniversary Party, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, noon-4 p.m. Free. A perfect occasion to wear your kimono. A professional photographer will be on hand taking photos of anyone interested in getting a photo in the garden. A kimono display will be featured in the art gallery. 419-862-3182,
April 7: Monthly Bird Survey, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 8 a.m., free. Join refuge volunteers and become a citizen scientist the first Sunday of each month. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Meet at the trailhead parking area. 419-898-0014;
April 7: Eagle Tour, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Enjoy our national bird and other wildlife during this guided bus tour of the refuge. Participants will see numerous bald eagle nests and have great photography opportunities. Reservations required. 419-898-0014,
April 9: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 6:35 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 9: Brit Floyd World Tour 2019, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
April 9-14: “Les Misérables,” Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns, Toledo. Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.
April 10: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 6:35 p.m. 419-275-HENS,
April 10: Spring Seminar Series: Too Early to Plant a Garden – Let’s Paint One, Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery, 18063 W. SR 105, Elmore, 6 p.m. $28. Paint a garden with local artist and plant lover, Donna Ebert. Fee covers all supplies and refreshments. Reservations required. 419-862-3596,
April 11: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon Tour, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. See one of the last remaining 1800s-era dungeons still in existence on the one-hour guided tour that includes both a tour of the historic 1892 Sandusky County jail and the 1840s dungeon located underneath the Sandusky County Courthouse. The tour would not be complete without a stop to the Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky County. Cost: $5.
April 12: Blue Jeans Theme Glass City Dance Party, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8-11:30 p.m. Free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. with paid $10 admission.
April 12-13: Kids Fishing Weekend, Pearson Metropark, Lake Activity Center, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. The Lake at Pearson will be stocked with trout by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Fishing is reserved for kids only (16 and younger). Everyone is invited to fish beginning Sunday, April 14. Adults must have a valid Ohio fishing license, and the daily limit is five fish. Free, Reservations:
April 13: Horticulture Make & Take, Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-noon. The Zoo’s horticulture staff will provide the materials and guidance to make a succulent planter. A light lunch of pastries, mimosas, coffee and more will be served. Registration required.
April 13: Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Adolphus Kraemer Park and downtown Oak Harbor, 2 p.m. Free. Easter egg hunt at the Log Cabin at Adolphus Kraemer Park, followed by a candy hunt through downtown Oak Harbor. There will also be free photos with the Easter Bunny and a chance to win a Golden Egg basket.
April 13: Toledo Symphony: Michael Cavanaugh – The Music of Billy Joel, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 8 p.m. Hand-picked by Billy Joel himself to star in the lead role of his Broadway musical, “Movin' Out,” Cavanaugh's distinctive flair evokes the style of the Piano Man. 419-246-8000,
April 13: Sandusky County 9th Annual “Stars Dancing for CASA,” Student Activities Center, Terra Community College, Fremont, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event features heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, a 50/50 raffle and auction opportunities. Cash bar available. Call 419-448-1442 for tickets.
April 13: Spring Seminar Series: Throw and Sow, Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery, 18063 W. SR 105, Elmore, 2 p.m. $10. Pint-sized gardeners will create their own seed balls to throw and sow. Reservations required. 419-862-3596,
April 13: Genoa Food Pantry Fundraiser, Rayz Café, 608 Main St., Genoa, 8 p.m. Entertainment by Johnny Rodriguez, dancing, raffles and more. 419-855-2233,
April 13-14, April 20: Easter Bunny Hayride, Egg Hunt and Baby Animal Tour, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Easter Bunny will take children on a special hayride where they can collect eggs for candy prizes. Back at the farm, there will be baby bunnies, chicks, ducks, goats and lambs to hold and cuddle. Don't forget to feed the large animals, get a pony ride, take a barrel train ride, and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. 419-461-1298,
April 13-14: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 419-332-5604,
April 14: Adopt-A-Beach, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m.-noon. Celebrate Earth Day by helping remove litter from the beaches along Lake Erie. Reservations required. 419-898-0014,
April 15: Authors! Heather Morris, author of “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” Scott High School, 2400 Collingwood, Toledo, 7 p.m. Morris will speak for about 45 minutes before participating in a short question-and-answer session. $20.
April 15: Rock of Ages, Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a new cast revisiting the exhilarating story that turned “Rock of Ages,” into a global phenomenon.
April 18: Easter Egg Hunt, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 5:30-7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Separate egg-hunting areas will be designated for different age groups (ages 1-12). Young hunters should bring their own baskets. Canned good donations for the Elmore Food Bank welcome. 419-862-3182,
April 18: Art Loop: Poetry & Performance, downtown Toledo (various locations), 5:30-9 p.m. A monthly arts experience. Explore the downtown creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo.
April 19: Breakfast with the Bunny, Toledo Zoo, 9-11 a.m. Begin with an egg hunt, then sit down in the Malawi Event Center for a breakfast buffet, get pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, meet new animal friends and enjoy fun crafts and activities. Call for reservations. 419-385-5721, ext. 6001,
April 19: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 7:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 19: Animal Egg Hunt, April 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy watching Zoo animals discover what enrichment treats the Easter Bunny left in their exhibits.
April 20: Easter Shop Hop Saturday! downtown Fremont. Special discounts and promotions will be happening all day long. Easter Bunny visits 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 20: Hayes Easter Egg Roll, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Free. Kids ages 3-10 are invited to participate in a variety of egg games that replicate the famous White House Easter Egg Roll started by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Prizes are awarded in six age categories, and each child receives a balloon and treats. Admission is three hard-boiled colored eggs for use in the egg games. Children are also invited to participate in face painting, corn-hole games, craft activities and visits with the Easter Bunny. 419-332-2081,,
April 20: Ross Mortgage Spring 200, Toledo Speedway 2019 Season Kick-off, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. Qualifying starts at 2:30 p.m.; on-track autograph session follows. Racing starts at 4 p.m.
April 20: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 5:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 21: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 2:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 20-21: Tour Ottawa Wildlife Drive, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, sunrise-sunset. Free. Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your car. The seven-mile, one-way gravel route begins from the overflow parking area. Entrance gate closes one hour prior to sunset. 419-898-0014,
April 20: Tack Swap, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor.
April 20: Plant Positivity Yoga Class, Bench’s Greenhouse, 18063 W SR 105, Elmore, 11 a.m. Join Sita Dasa of Anada Yoga as she exercises the mind and body with yoga in the greenhouse. No experience necessary. Reservations required. 419-862-3596,
April 20: Family Fishing Days, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. An exciting day of catch-and-release fishing at the Visitor Center pond. Equipment and bait are provided. 419-898-0014,
April 24: Presidential History Book Club, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, noon-1 p.m. All are invited to read and discuss books about the American presidency at this free book club. This month, the club is reading “Coolidge” by Amity Shlaes. Participants can bring their lunch. 419-332-2081,
April 25: Painting with Donna: Gourd Design, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6-8 p.m. $51.90. Create a decorative gourd as a birdhouse or planter for succulents. Teens and adults welcome. 419-862-3182,
April 25: Herb Walk with Sara, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Explore the grounds in search of food and medicine, meeting the herbs in their natural environment. $12.36 per person. 419-862-3182,
April 25-28: “Finding Neverland,” Stranahan Theater, Toledo. Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award-winning film, “Finding Neverland,” tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.
April 26: Dungeon Descent: An Adventure into the Paranormal, Sandusky County Historic Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 8 p.m. Explore the age-old mystery of what lies beyond the grave in this nighttime paranormal investigation adventure. $25. Pre-register by calling 419-332-4470 or by purchasing tickets at
April 26: Wine Tasting at Toledo Zoo, Arctic Encounter, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy zoo exhibits and amazing animals while sipping wines from Around the Globe.
April 27: Party for the Planet, Toledo Zoo. Celebrate Mother Earth and learn about recycling, reusing and conserving our world through educational displays and fun activities. Bring recyclables to the recycling station in the Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot (find list of acceptable items online at
April 27: Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic, Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., 6 p.m. Open Wheel Racer's Reunion, Vintage Race Car Exhibition. Rain date is April 28 at 1 p.m.
April 27: Comedy Hypnotist: Michael Night, The Summit, 23 N. Summit St., Toledo, 8 p.m.
April 28: Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, 7 a.m. Marathon, relay, half, 5K and kids’ run.
April 28: Toledo Symphony: Lea Salonga: I Dreamed a Dream, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 3-5 p.m. The Tony Award-winning voice of Princess Jasmine and Mulan performs music from her illustrious stage and screen career.
April 28: Spring Seminar Series: Now that I Bought Them, What do I Do? Bench’s Greenhouse, Elmore, 1 p.m. Free. Learn about culinary herbs and how they are used in a chef’s kitchen with Linda Lambert of Bella Cuisine, Fremont. Reservations required. 419-862-3596,
April 28: Motorcycle Swap, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring new and used parts and equipment. Inside and outside vendors. Commercial vendors and food concessions will also be available. 419-862-1516,
April 28: Authors! Stacey Abrams, Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. Political leader and author of “Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change.” Tickets: $25.
Abrams will speak for about 45 minutes before participating in a short question-and-answer session. $20.
April 29: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 6:35 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
April 30: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 6:35 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
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